Key Milestones

September 2017

NZUWI hold a welcome ceremony for the first group of students enrolled in the joint programme.

May 2017

At the NZUWI launch party, Mr. Hon Paul Goldsmith, the Minister of the Higher Education, Skills and Employment from the New Zealand Government, and Professor Wu Zhaohui, President of Zhejiang University jointly inaugurate NZUWI.

September 2016

NZUWI obtain approval from Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, becoming the first Sino-foreign cooperative institute among the many universities and colleges in Hangzhou.

July 2015

Professor Wu Jian and University of Waikato Vice Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley enter into a cooperative agreement, making the formal decision to jointly establish NZUWI.

April 2014

ZUCC President Professor Wu Jian and Vice-Chancellor of University of Waikato Professor Roy Crawford jointly sign the letter of intent for Sino-foreign cooperative programme, preparing for the establishment of the UW College.

June 2013

Alexandra Grace, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Alister Jones, Pro-Vice Chancellor International Professor Ed Weymes, ZUCC President Professor Wu Jian, and other representatives attend the 2013 Graduation Ceremony for the UW programme.

September 2011

New Zealand Consul General in Shanghai Michael Swain, and Education Counsellor in China Alexandra Grace visit the college to learn about the Sino-New Zealand cooperative programme.

June 2010

Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford visit the college to engage in exchange activities with students of the University of Waikato programme.

April 2008

New Zealand Minister of Education and Minister of National Affairs visit the college for education cultural exchanges.

March 2007

New Zealand Consul General in Shanghai Wen chin Powles and Education Counsellor in China Hamish Forsyth give lectures in the programme.

September 2003

The cooperative programme begins and the first phase of students attend the opening ceremony.

May 2002

ZUCC enters into a cooperative agreement with the University of Waikato, launching the Sino-foreign cooperative programme for undergraduate education. Minister of Education Trevor Mallard and other representatives attend the signing ceremony.